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Bob Gates Receives 2023 PCBA Distinguished Community Service Award

Posted on March 13, 2023 at 12:00 AM by Robert Gates

March 2023 - Peoria, IL - Heyl Royster proudly announces the 2023 Peoria County Bar Association Distinguished Community Service Award was presented to firm attorney Bob Gates at the recent 114th Annual Lincoln Memorial Banquet.

Mr. Gates works out of the firm's Peoria office and is widely active in his community. Bob is the current Chairman of the Heart of Illinois United Way, President of the Greater Peoria Sanitary District, recent past Chairman of the UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor Foundation, and serves as an outside, independent director for private businesses and not-for-profit boards of directors. Whether shopping small businesses, enjoying a local cultural attraction, or supporting a community or school function, Bob and his family actively advocate for the region and are community cheerleaders dedicated to investing their time and talents.

The Distinguished Community Service Award annually recognizes a member whose record of long-time community volunteerism is exemplary and brings honor to both the Peoria area and the Association. The Peoria County Bar Association promotes the highest standards of professional conduct, promotes justice, facilitates the delivery of legal services to all community members, encourages cooperation with the judiciary, provides continuing legal education, and preserves civility and camaraderie within the legal profession. For more information about the PCBA, visit https://peoriabar.org.

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